Photo Credit: Larry McCormack
The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.
CMA Fest Reveals 2018 Lineup (NowPlayingNashville)
The initial lineup for the 2018 CMA Music Festival has arrived. View the artists playing four of the 11 stages, including the main stage at Nissan Stadium.
Nashville council defeats proposal to rescind Major League Soccer stadium deal (The Tennessean)
The Metro Council voted overwhelmingly to defeat a proposal to rescind Nashville’s $275 million Major League Soccer stadium deal for the city’s fairgrounds, a package that was one of the key reasons why Music City was awarded a new MLS expansion franchise.
Hundreds Enjoy Music City Irish Festival (News Channel 5)
Big crowds came to downtown Nashville for the city’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Another country music star pursues Broadway bar (Nashville Business Journal)
Metro paperwork indicates that yet another singer could soon join the ranks of Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley and John Rich — all of whom have their own branded Broadway establishments.
Tony Bennett Radiates Love at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (Nashville Arts Magazine)
Bennett was cranking out gold records at time when little Reggie Dwight (a.k.a. Sir Elton) was just learning to peck out “The Skaker’s Waltz” on his mum’s upright piano. After an unparalleled career spanning some seven decades, Bennett has surely earned the right to retire.
‘Steven Tyler Day’ to be proclaimed in Nashville (The Tennessean)
Nashville mayor David Briley plans to proclaim May 10 “Steven Tyler Day” — and the Aerosmith frontman will be on hand to celebrate in Music City.
Violins of Hope Nashville is Coming to Middle Tennessee (The Tennessee Tribune)
The iconic Violins of Hope Nashville is coming to Middle Tennessee. Three years in the making, this historical project will feature more than 30 events planned between now and June, that is designed to educate, enrich and inspire.
Prison Industrial Complex Photographic exhibition at Frist (Nashville Pride)
Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick is an extraordinary exhibition now on display at the Frist Art Museum